When I was a fairy, I used to dance on daffodils.
I used to bounce on blueberries and ride on raindrops.
When I was a fairy, mountains were molehills.
Back when I was a fairy … I’d almost forgot.

This picture book is a heart-warming tale about magical creatures young and old, and the love between a child and their grandparent. Bouncing, running, jumping and cartwheeling among the flowers - who is this adventurous sprite? Touching on themes of memory, magic and love between the generations, find out the secret of this energetic little fairy in this perfect book for reading together.


Tom Silson is a solicitor based in Manchester with a passion for children's books, rhyme and writing. When I Was a Fairy grew from a conversation he had with his eldest daughter.

Ewa Poklewska-Koziello is an illustrator and architect from Poland, working from Sopot. She has illustrated many books for children and has a unique and playful style, perfect for fairies and pirates!

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